PRAYAGRAJ: The officers of this health division are set to modify their own Covid testing plan since they’ll now analyze samples via rapid antigen detection test kits to get Covid-19 in Influenza Like Illness (ILI) peaks and containment zones from Thursday.
The district health authorities have received the first batch of 5,000 kits on Wednesday along with the testing of samples with rapid antigen detection test kits will be run in 12 containments zones from Thursday.
Nodal Officer and Additional Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rishi Sahai told TOI,”Department has chalked out an elaborate strategy to run testing via rapid antigen detection test kits in Influenza Like Illness (ILI) peaks and containment zones from Thursday for early detection of cases.” These innovative test kits can help ascertain the status of individual (either negative or positive ) inside 30 minutes). The patients that will test positive will be changed to Covid degree one hospital or Covid 19 degree three hospital with immediate impact, he added.” He, however, made it very clear that only people who have signals of influenza-like disease or Covid-19 symptoms together with co-morbidity is going to be analyzed through rapid antigen detection test kits.
The access to antigen based quick testing kits could improve the testing capability, ” said the ACMO.
Before, the testing of Covid-19 supposes was being performed through RT-PCR machine in microbiology section of the MLN Medical school.
Dr. Sahai, meanwhile, said use of rapid antigen detection test kits is advocated from the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) as such kits could assist the government concerned to swiftly examine, monitor and care for the favorable patients.
“Such evaluations will also assist in allaying anxiety and anxiety amongst the health employees and will offer help in improved clinical management of their patients. The kit was created with a South Korea based company, using its production unit in Manesar, Gurugram at Haryana,” he added. In addition, he said each evaluation kit includes an inbuilt Covid antigen evaluation apparatus, viral extraction tubing using viral lysis buffer and sterile swab for sample group. These kits are also utilized to check the frontline employees and individuals who came in touch with patients that were positive. The section will also be analyzing individuals who have some respiratory issue.